The only thing cuter than Paul Wesley? Paul Wesley being a proud uncle, of course! Check out the almost too-adorable snapshot the Vampire Diaries star posted over the Thanksgiving weekend!

“Happy thanksgiving from Max and uncle Paul,” Paul tweeted on Thanksgiving day, along with a photo of himself with a precious wide-eyed toddler. In the pic, Paul is looking dapper in coat and scarf, but he only has eyes for his baby nephew. Brace yourselves… together, they make for quite the Adorable Attack! We do love to see our favorite TVDers connecting with their families.

Of course, Paul Wesley isn’t the only hot uncle on the TVD set. On-screen bro Ian Somerhalder (aka Smouldypants) gives Paul a run for his money in the kickass uncle department. Check out these photos Alloy Entertainment posted of Ian hanging with his nephew and niece. We wonder if the co-stars compare notes on how best to navigate hot uncle-dom? Either way, they both seem to enjoy the responsibilities and perks of having tiny nephews and nieces quite a  bit… If only their on-screen counterparts treated their own relatives half as well. (R.I.P., Uncle Zach.)

Did you know both Paul and Ian were uncles? And why aren’t there more toddlers for them to interact with on TVD? Sound off in the comments below!

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.